Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.


08 May 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.

Please, before anyone suggests using the "favorite folder links" view-type in the left-navigation panel instead of tree-navigation, I like moving files around my hardrive by dragging into the left-nav and having them dynamically open up so I can maintain a large sub-folder listing.

That being said, there are some utterly useless folders that I could love to stop seeing. I have, of course, already removed Control Panel, Favorite, HomeGroup, Libraries, and Network.

I am very interested in removing the following from my left-nav tree, because even though I never need to drag files into them they are always there taking up space in my left-nav panel:

"User Folder" Sub-Folders:
- AppData
- Contacts
- Desktop

"Computer\C:" Sub-Folders:
- MSOCache
- ProgramData
- Users (I already have this listed in the Nav-Tree)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Unlike special folders (Favorites, Libraries, Network and HomeGroup etc.) individual folders cannot be removed from that panel. There are simply no registry settings for them.

Looks like the only natural solution could be to set Hidden attributes to those folders (and some of them already are hidden) and turn ON option "Don't show hidden files, folder, or drives".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. I've tried that already, but it doesn't work.
Is there at least a way to remove "Users\Favorites" like there is for the special favorites folder in the tree navigation?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 May 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Regular folders can be easily hidden. It works, please check picture of the user folder attached.

First you need to select properties of the folder and make that folder hidden and then using tutorial you can find
"Don't show hidden files, folder, or drives" option and turn it on.


Attached Thumbnails
Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.-it_works.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

yeah, sorry about that. It does work, afterall.
Sometimes the Favorites and Serches folders can be tricky and not hide even when their attribute is set to hide.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.
Thread Forum
Show the Navigation Pane Folders Tree Lines in Windows 7? General Discussion
Moving directory tree doesn't delete folders? General Discussion
Deleting items from the explorer left nav tree Customization
Solved Odd folders in tree structure General Discussion
Solved Removing Left Plane in Window 7's Start Menu Customization
Windows Explorer - tree view (left side) Customization
How to rename a folder in WinExps left tree view by slow double click? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33